Natalie discovered yoga in 2003, during her first year of university. She was looking for a physical practice that could replace her monotonous and uninspired gym routine. What she found was a practice that challenged her beyond her physical body and revealed pent-up tension from years of volleyball, vigorous gym workouts, and high self-expectations.
Although most of what Natalie was practicing in yoga felt good, both physically and emotionally, she also encountered poses and shapes that didn’t seem to fit her body. She experienced a pinched sciatic nerve and SI joint pain which lit her profound interest in the body through the lens of yoga.
Natalie’s inquisitive nature lead her to take several teacher trainings. She completed her 500 Hr advanced training at the Vancouver School of Yoga with lead teacher Christine Price Clark in 2015, and since has completed an additional 200+ hours in advanced anatomy studies with Tiffany Cruikshank through her Yoga Medicine program.
Sharing yoga with others is a passion of Natalie’s that pulled her from a full-time career as a Geologist. For her, there is nothing that compares to the feeling she gets while leading her students to discover new movements, full breath, and a glimpse at what hides inside each of them.
Natalie strives to create an environment where students can learn, listen, feel, and question, while skillfully building a yoga practice that is anchored in integrity and compassion.